Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
From left: Patrick Leonard, Ross Kluczinske, Representative Dan Knodl, Morgan Vanderschaegen, Tyler Ross and Dr. Mohamed Ayoub at the 13th Annual UW System Posters in the Rotunda, Madison, April 13, 2016.
The S.T.E.M. Club meets during the noon hour (12:00-12:50pm) in Room 228 on the following dates:
|Date||Title of Topic||Speaker for the Topic|
|S.T.E.M. Club Overview, Activities, and General Elections||
Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Faculty Adviser, S.T.E.M. Club
|09/21/2016||Transportation: The Issue That Connects Us All||
Peter Skopec (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group) and Cassandra Steiner (Sierra Club)
|10/12/2016||Renewable Energy for a Stronger Wisconsin||Tyler Huebner, Executive Director for RENEW Wisconsin, Madison|
|10/19/2016||Strange New Worlds: Exploring Non-Euclidean Geometries||Dr. Jennifer Szydlik, Professor, Department of Mathematics, UW-Oshkosh|
Celebrating National Chemistry Week
|10/25/2016||Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry||Dr. Tom Zinnen, Biotechnology Extension Specialist, UW-Madison|
|11/01/2016||Blood Clotting of Hibernating Squirrels in Medicine||Dr. Scott Coopoer, Professor, Department of Biology, UW-La Crosse|
|11/16/2016||Astronomy on Ice||Dr. James Madsen, Chair and Professor, Department of Physics, UW-River Falls|
The S.T.E.M. club, formerly known as Science & Math Club, was established in fall 2000. The club encourages students’ active participation and leadership role in all S.T.E.M. fields and disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Astronomy, Medicine, and Pharmacy.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Wednesday noon seminars and there is no admission charge.
If you are interested in joining the S.T.E.M. Club or need more information, please contact:
Dr. Mohamed Ayoub
(262) 335-5250, ext. 234.
|President: Chris Peterson||
Co-President: Sarah Burger
|Vice President: Aimee Steffenhagen||Co-Vice President: Alexis Fellenz|
|Treasurer: Justin Nolan||Co-Treasurer: Katelynn Marohl|
|Secretary: Sam Weiss||
Co-Secretary: Sophia Zappia
- Facilitate and enhance students’ understanding of S.T.E.M.
- Promote students’ active involvement and participation in co-curricular S.T.E.M.-based activities
- Attract, recruit and retain more students in the S.T.E.M. fields
- Help form a S.T.E.M. community on campus
- Strengthen the links among the S.T.E.M. departments
- Build relationships with area industry and research institutions
- Assist in improving the teaching and learning of S.T.E.M. on campus
Student paid internship programs between UW-WC Chemistry Department and several area companies have been established. Firms include: Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, Chem-Tech International in Random Lake and Serigraph, Inc. (Research & Development) in West Bend. Additional collaborative projects are being developed with the local industry as well as area public schools.
Guest speakers have included : Mr. Mike Terlizzi (Vice President for New Development, Serigraph Inc.), Mr. Alan Hoeschel (Chief Chemist, Serigraph, Inc.), Dr. Heidi Fencl (Director of the UWS Women Program, UW-Oshkosh), Mr. Richard Katschke (Medical College of Wisconsin), Dr. Mike Cahill (Physics, UWWC), Dr. Ro Cahill (Math, UWWC), Dr. Mohamed Ayoub (Chemistry, UW-WC), Ms. Ann Morris (School of Engineering, UW-Madison), Dr. Wayne Schaefer and Dr. Toye Ekunsanmi (Biology, UW-WC), Mr. John Pike (The F. Dohmen Co), Dr. Waleed Qoronfleh (Pierce Co.), Dr. Thomas Holmes (UW-Milwaukee), Mr. David Parkinson (Hydrite Chemical Co.), Mr. Daryl Jaeger (Weasler Engineering Inc.), Dr. Anders Schenstrom (Chair, Physics and Chemistry Department, Milwaukee School of Engineering), Professor Emeritus Tom Gross (Arts, UW-WC), and Dr. Peng Gao (Aldrich Co.), Mr. Timothy Schmidt (Founder and President, Schmidt Engineering, Inc.), Mr. Randall Plekker (Executive Vice President, SYSCO Food Service of Eastern Wisconsin), Ms. Tiffany Larson (St. Joseph Community Hospital), Dr. Brent McCowen (Horticulture, UW-Madison), Professor Cindy Brown (Program Director and Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory, UW-Milwaukee), Mr. Terrance Kiekhaefer (Director of Public Works, West Bend), Mr. Dan Peplinski (Senior Hydrogeologist, Layne Christensen, Inc.), Mr. Jim Kell (Superintendent, West Bend Water Utility). The Science and Math Club also arranges visits and field trips to local companies such as Serigraph, Inc., etc.